1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.
  2. A person enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
  3. A hired worker
    These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews
  4. A new member of a certain population, usually referring to a juvenile.


  1. To enroll or enlist new members or potential employees on behalf of an employer, organization, sports team, military, etc.
    We need to recruit more admin staff to deal with the massive surge in popularity of our products
  2. To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; also, to muster
    the army was recruited for a campaign.
    they were looking to recruit two thousand troops for battle
  3. To replenish, renew, or reinvigorate by fresh supplies; to remedy lack or deficiency in
    Food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
  4. To recuperate; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like
    Lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
    Go to the country to recruit.

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